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How you can contribute to WineGB and the development of our industry

WineGB and our industry benefits hugely from a collaborative and coordinated approach. There are a great many people involved in WineGB activity beyond the executive team and the board, whether that be in the working groups or regional associations. If you would like to contribute to the success of our industry and WineGB, we are always keen to hear from you. Whether that is by joining one of the working groups or contributing to a particular project please do contact us.

Working Groups

Sitting alongside the WineGB Executive Team is a collection of groups with expertise in specific areas of our industry.  The purpose of these groups is to advise the Board and Exec team on policy and the latest industry developments.  The groups are also responsible for generating content for webinars and conferences, as well as driving the industry forward and ensuring we are up to date with latest innovations.


Chair: Matt Strugnell (Ridgeview)

Key activity:  Vine Imports, Green Book, PPP advice, practical advice and guidance, webinar and conference programme, vintage reports.

Winemaking Technical

Chair: Nick Blampied-Lane (Defined Wine)

Key activity: Winery best practice, latest innovations, quality guidance, webinar and conference programme, workshops.

Sustainable Wines of Great Britain

Contact: Laura Tattam (SWGB)

Key activity: SWGB Scheme administration and education, newsletters, webinars, workshops, accreditation, promotion.

Research and Development

Chair: Alistair Nesbitt (Vinescapes)

Key activity: Coordination of research topics and research library. Linking all industry research projects.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Acting Chair: Phoebe French (WineGB)

Key activity: Best practice and advice on business behaviour in order to make our industry an equitable and accessible environment.


Chair: Julia Trustram Eve (WineGB)

Key activity: Showcasing best practice, providing insights and examples to help build wine tourism and DTC sales. Establishing and maintaining links to VisitBritain and travel industry.


Chair: Julia Trustram Eve (WineGB)

Key activity: WineGB events and PR strategy, campaigns like English Wine Week, brand guidelines.


Chair: Angelina Howe (WineGB)

Key activity: Coordinating a programme of collective activity for key markets; links to DIT, FCDO teams.


Chair: Dominic Buckwell (WineGB board)

Key activity: Ensuring our industry regulations and framework (GI Schemes) are fit for purpose

Education and Training

Chair: Jeremy Kerswell (Plumpton College)

Key activity:  Main interface between WineGB and Plumpton, working to build long-term capabilities for our sector.

Government Liaison and Lobbying

Chair: Ned Awty (WineGB)

Key activity: Working with APPG and government departments to ensure our industry’s voice is heard on key matters such as labour, Excise Duty and legislation.